For 23 years, Wilma Grant has been a beloved teacher in San Pablo. But it’s what she continues to do in retirement that has earned her this week’s Jefferson Award.
Some students are getting better grades. Others are the first in their family to go to college. One in ten students in Sonoma Valley said their future is brighter, because they have someone encouraging them along the way: this week’s Jefferson Award winner.
Linda Gregory found joy in becoming a foster parent, and purpose in helping families like hers. Gregory and her husband became foster parents to little Eddie when he was just 10 months old.
Latinos, African Americans, and Native Americans make up less than 10-percent of the college graduates working in the fields of science and technology. This week’s Jefferson Award winner is working to change those numbers, and in the process is inspiring a new generation of scientists.
The mayor of San Francisco is heading to Baltimore for a day of community service in honor of the Ravens’ victory over the 49ers in the Super Bowl.
Some call this Jefferson Award winner “Wonder Woman” – not because she leaps tall buildings, but because she builds them as homes for veterans.
An East Bay cancer survivor has turned his own diagnosis into an effort to heal others. A golf tournament he created has raised more than $1 million in the fight against the disease.
A simple thrift store in Danville has become a community mainstay. The mission behind the market has earned the store’s founder a Jefferson Award.
History of the Awards In 1972, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, U.S. Senator Robert Taft, Jr. and Sam Beard founded the American Institute for Public Service, a 501c3 public foundation, to establish a Nobel Prize for public […]
They meet weekly at the Palo Alto High School track to run a boot camp. And like most group leaders, Anabel Stenzel and her sister Isabel Stenzel Byrnes set goals.